CBS All Access’s new “Star Trek” series is slowly taking shape.
“Salvation” alum Santiago Cabrera and “Blindspot” actress Michelle Hurd will join Patrick Stewart in the upcoming Jean-Luc Picard series, the streamer announced on Monday.
CBS is staying tight-lipped about character and plot details, only sharing that the new, as-yet untitled series will see Stewart reprise one of his most famous roles as the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” captain in “the next chapter of his life.”
No premiere date has been announced, but show is slated to debut sometime later in 2019. As previously announced, “Star Trek: Discovery” alum Hanelle Culpepper will direct the first two episodes.
During the Television Critics Association Press Tour earlier this year, Kurtzman teased a Picard that may look quite different for fans of the series. “It’s been 20-plus years, so he couldn’t possibly be that same person anymore,” Kurtzman said.
“The question becomes: What has happened to him in that period of time? Have there been occurrences that force him to reckon with choices that he’s made in his life?” he continued. “How do you hold on to to being the person that everybody loved, when the circumstances around you may have changed so radically? Those are the big questions that we’re asking.”
The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, James Duff, Akiva Goldsman, Patrick Stewart, Michael Chabon, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers and Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) will serve as co-executive producer.
Cabrera is represented by Principal Entertainment LA and Hurd is represented by TMT Entertainment Group and APA.